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A Weekend in Tallinn

A Postcard from Tallinn

My first trip to Estonia, in fact my first trip to any of the Baltic states, saw me fly with Estonian Air to the charming capital city of Tallinn. Is it worth a weekend trip from Norway? One...
Radisson Lounge 24 Tallinn

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Tallinn, Estonia

When travelling, sometimes I want to stay somewhere unique, off the beaten track, or in the cheapest possible hostel. Other times, I fall for the comfort blanket of familiarity. Staying at Tallinn's Radisson Blu definitely falls...
Estonian Air plane

Flying to Tallinn with Estonian Air

Those who follow Life in Norway on Facebook or Twitter or saw my exploring the Baltics post last month will know I recently visited Tallinn. I chose to fly with Estonian Air for not only my first visit to...
Baltic travel

It’s time to explore the Baltics

Going beyond Norway, it's time to explore the Baltic countries. I've spent three years exploring Norway and the Nordics, taking in such places and sights as Bergen, the Flåm Railway, the northern lights, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Copenhagen....
Copenhagen postcard

A Postcard from Copenhagen

Ah, København. At last, we meet! I've passed through Copenhagen Airport many times over the past two years but never set foot on Danish soil. CPH is my preferred airport to change planes at, something you...
Norwegian Church in Minneapolis

Discovering Minnesota’s Norwegian-American Community

The Norwegian-American roots in the Twin Cities are clear for any visitor to see. I previously talked about the surprising number of Americans with Norwegian heritage, more in fact, than the native population of Norway today....
Minneapolis

A Photo Tour of the Twin Cities

So I'm back from a fun week in Minnesota and it's time to catch up with my blogging! Earlier today I published a post about my SAS flight to Chicago, and I have a whole heap...
SAS plane

Flying SAS Long-Haul to the USA

Despite travelling as much as I do, it's been over six years since I last flew long-haul. On that occasion I flew American Airlines from London to Los Angeles, a whopping eleven hours, and back again....
Rome

A Postcard from Rome

Tiny toy cars, mopeds, cyclists, speeding locals, bumbling tourists, chatter, horns, scorching 32C heat – welcome to summertime in Roma, Italia. Rome was delightful, it really was, but just too busy for me. On Saturday we travelled...
Minnesota

Heads up America, I’m coming!

I'm thrilled to announce that this October I'll be visiting the heartland of the Norwegian-American community… Minnesota. Gerry is in town for a conference so I'm taking the opportunity to join him and visit somewhere I'd otherwise...